bbc.com 01 May, 2021 13:15 am

Nigeria gang leader behind school kidnapping shot by rivals

Nigeria gang leader behind school kidnapping shot by rivals
Auwalu Daudawa, whose gang abducted over 300 children, is killed while stealing cattle, officials say.

Nigeria gang leader behind school kidnapping shot by rivals Published About sharing Reuters p image captionStudents abducted from a school in Nigeria's Katsina state were returned to their families after one week A notorious gang leader behind the abduction of more than 300 students in Nigeria in December has been killed by a rival gang, officials say.Daudawa is said to have carried out December's kidnapping in Katsina state.The kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren in Katsina state in December, which was said to have been led by Daudawa's gang, was one of a number of raids blamed on bandits looking to secure ransom payments.The Islamist militant group Boko Haram said at the time that it was behind the raid, and that it had recruited local gangs to carry out the attack.

Why schoolchildren are being abducted in Nigeria Who are Boko Haram?Boko Haram has previously targeted schools because of its opposition to Western education, which it believes corrupts the values of Muslims.

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